Really envious of you lot with the WHW on your doorstep. I've walked it once with my daughter, and jogged/walked it over 3 days solo carrying my kit.
Didn't particularly enjoy the first few miles, or the bits where you were close to the A82.
Doing it solo at the end of day 2 arriving in Kinlochleven (kit in a Karrimor 35l rucsac) in trail shoes, t-shirt and a kilt (the run was for charity and somebody offered twice as much if I wore a kilt) I was told by a bloke with a huge rucsac, serious set of clothing, gaiters etc. that I wouldn't get far dressed like that and I neeed some proper equipment and clothing. Should have seen his face when I told him I'd left Glasgow the day before.
I did Ben Nevis after doing the solo WHW. I went up really early in the morning and got to the top at about 7am. It snowed a bit just before I came down.
Bit that got me though was the pair at the bottom when I got down, she was in a strappy summers dress and stiletto sandals , he in shorts, Man U top and sandals. They were carrying their shopping in a Safeway plastic bag and looked at me as if I was mad when I asked them if they knew it was snowing at the top.
We were doing reps so didn't get to top as the snow was knee deep in parts and the object of the game was to get up n downs. Did a night time one to half way point and the path vanished at the lake half way up. It was fab with headtorches on in the snow. There were loads of funny sights. Foreign family with kids in tow with those water ride polythene bag type things on heading up.
I just had a look at LDWA site again as not been on for a while, they've got the river ayr ways route and there's a race again September. I did half as a relay last year as i was still knackered after Devil but that was a brilliant social event, only about 20 runners in it's first year but we had a party at night. Got cateran route too which is fantastic.
bloody hell..you have the same name as mrs cd karen d!
agree about some walkers. i did one on saturday and as i was coming down the hill some were coming up and we 'met' at the stile. me and my pooch and about 6 of them...i gave way but expected after say 2-3 that they would have then done so but oh no. apart from that others were great.
Everyone rearing to go on this one? Not sure that I am at the moment but I will be by race day. No information emails from organisers yet but I suppose there's plenty of time.
One or two logistical things to sort out and a few purchases to make and I'm ready.
Not long to go now. Everyone OK? This is a very quiet thread.
Plenty of time for banter on the day of course.
Did a fast and hard 16-miler today and just going to do a couple more short hill runs and that will be about it. I shall be attempting to stay horizontal for as much of Thursday and Friday as possible.
Yea looking forward to this now.
Did 30 on wednesday and then just club run thursday, 13 this morning with new shoes and new pack felt good.
Normal training this week but just go easy on the speed work.
well lads n lasses..the day beckons and everyone seems to be in good fettle.
ive been a bit shakey about doing it but have eventually decided to pitch up and have another go. im not the weight i want to be or should be and my knee is at sorts with itself. the latter i shall remedy before the day and the former is now officially an ongoing project.
lets hope the weather holds..be great to run in the sun
Hi CD. Glad you're still around. Yes, I'd like to run in the sun.
For my "extension" I thought I'd check the status of the moon. Guess what, 25 Apr New Moon. Not much help there, then.
Logistics all sorted out now. Just working out what I want in what bag, where.
I was thinking about not using drop bags or support of any kind and just running straight through,
Not decided yet if I do use drop bags I think a muller rice and a few slices of soreen cake and water will do.
Weather forecast is ok at the moment.
t rex - your tent sounds very grand. look after it.
loon dod - i just checked weather too...looking good!
just bought a new pair of trebuckos for the day..wearing them in at work today.
hope im fit enough to finish
I looked at Trebucos - didn't like10s (no support) or, the latest, 11s (seams rubbed feet). Wish I'd bought 9s in a sale earlier in the year. Nice new pair of Adidas Supernova Riot arrived today in post. Don't know how much wearing in they're going to have. I'll be using those for my "second half".
Know what you mean, Loon Dod. Stations seemed a bit chaotic last year. I'm just leaving stuff at Beinglas (including 2L of water - I need to be sure). I'll have any water that's on offer along the route but I won't be depending on it. Didn't really like it last year when we all had to guzzle out of 2L bottles.
Hope you enjoy your first Fling, BritNick, and anyone else lurking. Absolute cracker of a race and huge numbers doing it this year. There'll always be someone in view. Mind you there might be quite a few DNSs.
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